Secondary Catalogue

Visual Arts

Contains 25 Videos

Celtic Art

Celtic Art

World Art

Discover who the Celts were and what types of art they produced in this engaging and light-hearted programme. From metalwork to illuminated manuscripts to iconic knotted patterns, the world of Celtic art has a rich history that continues to amaze...Show More
Japanese Art

Japanese Art

World Art

From emakimono to manga, ukiyo-e to shodo, yamato-e to origami – the world of Japanese art is steeped in history, and it continues to amaze today. Our animated friend Norman steers an entertaining ride through the characteristics, history and...Show More
Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Lighting, Composition and Shooting

Photography Skills and Techniques

Understanding the effect of different lighting conditions on a subject and knowing how to compose a balanced image are key skills for any photographer. How these elements work together can be complex, but learning how to achieve different...Show More
How a Digital Camera Works

How a Digital Camera Works

Photography Skills and Techniques

Learning to take great pictures begins with a solid understanding of camera settings and the effects they produce. This introduction to how a digital camera works looks at lens types, focus, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed and exposure....Show More
Using Photoshop

Using Photoshop

Photography Skills and Techniques

Photoshop has been described as a digital darkroom. Its range of brushes, palettes, filters and tools can be overwhelming, and taking time to experiment and get familiar with its interface is important if you are to get the most out of it. Here...Show More
Southwest American Indian Art

Southwest American Indian Art

World Indigenous Art

America’s Indigenous peoples are not amazing simply because they gave the world popcorn (although it is pretty amazing). They also developed diverse artistic forms and traditions, ranging from the practical to the ceremonial. Richly visual and...Show More
Maori Art

Maori Art

World Indigenous Art

Say ‘kia ora’ to the indomitable Maori peoples and learn about their eye-catching artistic forms and practices. This is a visual feast that begins with the Maori migration to The Land of the Long White Cloud and ends in present day New...Show More
Inca Art

Inca Art

World Indigenous Art

Adventurers might still be on the hunt for El Dorado, the fabled city of gold, but there’s plenty of treasure right here in this engaging introduction to the gold-loving, sun-adoring, llama-farming Incas and their art. Comprising a host of...Show More
No Nonsense Renaissance

No Nonsense Renaissance

Know Your Art History

Want to impress your pals with your Renaissance art knowledge?! Our enthusiastic, art history loving narrator breaks down the context, key artists and art features that defined the Renaissance period. Filled with fast paced banter between our...Show More
Impress with Impressionists

Impress with Impressionists

Know Your Art History

It’s hard to believe paintings of water lilies could be controversial, but that was exactly the case for the Impressionists. This is the story of a group of rebellious artists whose unconventional style stunned French critics and became the...Show More
Video: Basic Camera Operation

Video: Basic Camera Operation

This video sets out to explain the principles of using a video camera. It’s for the filmmaker who wants to understand his most important tool. References to broadcast professional cameras are made, but the examples used are consumer and semi...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal Art: Philosophy and Culture

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on philosophy and culture, this interview-based programme explores what is meant by...Show More
Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal Art: Materials and Practice

Aboriginal art is world-renowned when it comes to dot paintings. There is, however, an incredible diversity of Aboriginal art outside of this style. Focusing on materials and practice, this interview-based programme explores the relationship...Show More
Hand-Drawn Histories: The Films of Lee Whitmore

Hand-Drawn Histories: The Films of Lee Whitmore

While Lee Whitmore has contributed animation sequences to many feature films, shorts and documentaries, it is her body of four short personal works that are her most unique and original work. The four films are linked through the intimate moments...Show More
Street Art

Street Art

To some, street art and graffiti is nothing but vandalism. But to these young artists, it is a vital form of self expression. In this eye-opening programme we speak to eight members of Melbourne's thriving street art scene. Through their...Show More
Framed

Framed

'Framed' is about our fascination with faces. It’s about portraits. But what is a portrait? Of course it’s the famous painting on the gallery wall and the notorious candidate for the Archibald Prize. But isn’t it also the cherished...Show More
Walking Dancing Belonging

Walking Dancing Belonging

This moving documentary features three women who talk about their paintings as an expression of their relationship to their country. The women share a sense of belonging to their place and express this belonging through dance and song and all of...Show More
Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living

Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living

This programme explores the work of seven young designers who employ a variety of media and materials, conveying a fascinating insight into their work and the techniques they employ. It inspires viewers to reflect on their own attitudes towards...Show More
Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Exploring Arts Issues: Conserving Our National Art

Exploring Arts Issues

Students will gain invaluable 'behind the scenes' insights into what is involved in conservation operations within the National Gallery of Australia.
Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

Exploring Arts Issues: Galleries on Show

Exploring Arts Issues

This programme takes us inside three very different Australian galleries - the Sutton Gallery, the Heide Museum of Modern Art, and the National Gallery in Canberra - in order to gain a better understanding of how visual art is presented,...Show More
Making Photographs

Making Photographs

Making Photographs explores all aspects of photography. This programme is an excellent resource for both beginners and advanced students.
Ghosts, Angels and Suburbia: Four Contemporary Australian Artists

Ghosts, Angels and Suburbia: Four Contemporary Australian Artists

In this video, four contemporary artists speak candidly about their methods, motivations, and influences.
Aboriginal Art: Yesterday and Today

Aboriginal Art: Yesterday and Today

Aboriginal art consists of various styles and is influenced by history and the environment. This programme examines the art of William Barak, Tommy McRae, Gabrielle Possum and Lin Onus against the backdrop of Aboriginal heritage and beliefs. Of...Show More
Workbooks, Diaries and All That

Workbooks, Diaries and All That

This programme profiles three high-achieving student artists: David O'Bryan, Ben Grosz and Kate McCulloch, who work with painting, drawing and photography respectively.
Introduction to Pottery

Introduction to Pottery

This video takes the novice through the basic pottery techniques. Techniques are demonstrated by Peter Pyne, a professional with extensive ceramics experience.